Hello Again, Chemas!

POTATO I’ve got weekends off twice in a row and I’m super ecstatic! Last weekend I went to Eden nature park with my family (read about it here) and this weekend I went to Chemas by the Sea (again!) with my sisters. We love Chemas so much because it’s the most accessible and one of the prettiest beaches Samal Island has! We couldn’t help but come back! The last time we visited Chemas was last November 2015. I was with my sisters Rosario and Frances, our cousin Bel and our family friend, Aryssa. (Read about it here.) This time around, it was just me and my sisters. We’ll all get to bond very soon though! What excited us to go back to Chemas was its white sand and clear blue waters. Plus the interiors are unique and makes you feel like you’re not just 20 minutes away from Davao City. It’s definitely one of our favorite places. This place called for a yoga tree pose. So here I go! We weren’t able to go swimming as much as we could the last time we were here because it rained and it was too cold for a dip! So we made sure we did for this sisterhood getaway. I mean, who wouldn’t want to go swimming in in a perfect day like this? Some people who were in the resort that time might have thought we were crazy because we took too many photos and kept on laughing together. That’s totally one of the purposes of being in a summer getaway with your sisters in the first place! Well, for us...

A Day of Adventures at Eden Nature Park

POTATO Every once in a while I get two days off from work in a week. Unlike you lucky folks out there, it rarely happens to me and when it does, I treasure these days more and make sure I spend it the best way I can. It’s been quite a long time since my last adventure with my family. It was probably back in 2013 when we went to Universal Studios Singapore. Talk about that being almost three years ago! Everyone just seemed to be very busy after that – my sisters with school and my parents and I with work. But it’s seriously time to take a break. It’s summer after all! So we decided to go somewhere where we could experience an adventure for a little while without hopping on a plane to another city. Just 45 minutes to an hour away from Davao City proper, is Eden Nature Park and Resort. I’ve been here quite a lot before but every now and then they add something new and exciting to the place that make people come back every single time. There were so many things my family and I wanted to try in Eden’s attractions and among these were: (1) The Sky Cycle; (2) The Sky Swing; (3) The Sky Rider; and (4) Horseback Riding. Too many people were lined up for the sky swing and we weren’t able to reach before cut-off time which was sad. But that certainly didn’t stop us from trying everything else! It was my first time on the Skycycle and it was definitely scary at the beginning when they open...

Grey Becomes Her

POTATO It’s hard not to notice that the previous #OOTD blog post I made was an almost all-grey look. This time around, I decided to up the grey-on-grey action, which could not be helped given the fact that there has been too many grey pieces in my closet lately to the point that my favorite white pieces have become afraid to lose their turn on the spotlight. But not to worry, I’ve got so many pending looks that involve my favorite white clothes. I cannot wait to share them to you guys soon! Aside from being obviously attached to grey, I found myself pretty much into maxi skirts and dresses these days. Their comfort level is incomparable! Plus, it’s such a brilliant way to look sexy without showing a lot of skin! In my closet, I have a total of five maxi skirts and they’re mostly of basic colors! I have two of them in grey (one is plain and one is striped), one in black, one in maroon and one is a pleated navy blue. I  chose these shades because they’re the easiest to pair up with other pieces and because you could never go wrong with these basic, classic shades. I spotted this striped Uniqlo sweatshirt that had the exact same grey shade as my Forever21 maxi skirt. I could definitely say that it was a match made in heaven. To top this grey-on-grey look off, I put this grey beanie on which I’ve had since forever! Now who says you can’t be comfortable in your #OOTD without being stylish at the same time? I was out with my...

One Grey Saturday

POTATO When it’s holy week, my family usually prefers to stay home instead of going out of town. It’s not that we don’t want to. It’s just that my mom loves to cook awesome and delicious food that we find it hard to to leave the house! Aside from that, most of the malls and restaurants are closed. There’s literally nowhere else to go! But this Black Saturday, I decided to go out and spend time with my best friend at her place. We haven’t seen each other in ages! And she’s still as bubbly and radiant as ever! Beatrice has always been my best friend. She’s like family to me. I’m just so happy to see her again! Beatrice and I agree on so many things and two of these things are fashion and OOTDs. Lately, I’ve been dressing myself with lots of neutrals, mostly grey pieces. And this maxi dress is something I particularly love. I had to ask her to take my photo! Trust me, she doesn’t mind at all because I would do the same thing for her! And we totally understand this crazy, fashionable part of our lives that all other girlfriends out there would! Spending time with Beatrice and watching Insurgent with her and having her take my OOTD were just among of the highlights of my Black Saturday. It was quite a long day for me, pretty exhausting if I might add, but I didn’t mind at all because I was super comfortable in my outfit! Hope you guys enjoyed your Black Saturday as much as I did! Mine’s a little grey though...

Throwback: Week 10/52 Bucket List

POTATO Week 10/52 was a week I thoroughly enjoyed. From going to yoga classes, eating at an Italian buffet and watching a fashion show. Life gives me so many wonderful opportunities and experiences that I’m so beyond grateful to have. So here’s last week’s highlights: #1: Take Yoga Classes This Week I decided to pursue yoga a few years back because I wanted to exercise and be strong. I stopped for a while because of my busy hotelier life but hey, it’s never too late to try again! I really want to work on my extremely tight hamstrings (*sad face*) but I’m glad to tell you that my back is still pretty flexible! So that’s a *Yay!* for me! Looking forward to more classes! #2: Enjoy the Italian-Filipino Buffet at Seda Abreeza with your colleagues With my upredictably busy and stressful schedule at the hotel, sometimes it’s nice to just sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor. I’m always thankful for moments like these. They’re so rare, you can never help but cherish them! #3: Watch The Nomads/Young Davao Designers Fashion Show Above photo: One of Wilson Limon’s pieces from his line Niñofranco. Above photos: Mother and daughter pieces created by Frances Tendencia The Nomads Davao Designers. These are just few of my favorite moments of the show. I can’t wait to share some more photos soon! #4: Wear something gray. So here I am wearing gray to last week’s nomads fashion show with my blogger babe Emjay! What a week! Hope you guys enjoyed yours! Love, Tori Share my post to the...
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